Hi everyone, this is Ciler from Istanbul, Turkey.
As you probably heard from the news, two devastating earthquakes hit ten cities in the southeastern part of Turkey last Monday. This has been recorded as one of the biggest natural disasters on these lands. Millions were affected, cities collapsed, tens of thousands of people died, and hundreds of thousands were hurt physically and psychologically.
Since the impacted area is huge, despite the efforts of organizations and volunteers, the situation is worse than you could imagine. Survivors are homeless and starving under freezing weather conditions.
If you want to help victims of earthquakes, you can make a huge difference with only 10 Euros which provides 70 bottles of water or 40 loaves of bread, just as a reference.
Ahbap is the most active NGO that I trusted most, you can find all details regarding the donation here.
This week, we are passing through a collective mourning period as a whole country.
Some friends among my subscribers are working voluntarily in the earthquake zone currently.
Hence, sharing a new issue doesn’t feel right.
I’m sorry and I really hope that you will understand. Thank you very much in advance.
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Next week, I’ll be here with a very powerful interview and looking forward to sharing it with you. Until then, take care of yourself.
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I've been watching the horror in Turkey evolve - it is unfathomable. It does put things into perspective in a meaningful way. My heart goes out to everyone as they recover from this disaster. Take care.